For the first time in about two years, we stayed at the cabin for the weekend.
We walked down the road to the river.
At the beach near the bridge, we threw lots of rocks into the water.
Daddy perfected his rock-skipping technique, and taught Curly.
Abi wanted to try her hand at photography. So, I gave her the camera, showed her where the button was, and let her go to town.
She didn't really "get" the idea of pointing it AT people, so we helped her out by getting into the shot ourselves.
Bean and Abi tossed rocks into the water, loving the big splashes they made!
At some point, I got into a picture, again, as proof that I was there, and not just behind the camera.
We got out the hammocks.
Curly discovered she could push her hammock with a stick.
We went hiking in the Cedar Grove.
After the hike, we built a fire for the purpose of roasting marshmallows. Abi didn't think much of the marshmallows, and instead just wanted to play with the toy piano, its tinny voice an odd sound in the quiet woods.
A quick snuggle with the Bean was about all the time he'd sit still to give.
Bean LOVED the S'mores!
Abi tried one, but it was too much sugar for her taste. She ended up eating crackers separately, and then an unroasted marshmallow.
Daddy read another chapter of Narnia to the kids. I think they were in Dawn Treader. Curly insisted on sleeping on the floor, although there were plenty of beds. She'd brought a sleeping bag, and by golly, she was going to use it.
It was so nice to get away as a family, relax and let the kids play in the woods. I guess it seems like more proof that life is returning to normal. :)